Right, we’ve kept up with the Kardashians for long enough now, haven’t we? It’s time for a new family to take over our reality show viewing schedule and that family should be the Murrays. Yes, the Murrays. As in tennis player Andy Murray and his family. I’m talking year round coverage here, Wimbledon and beyond. Stay with me, I have my reasons…
The social media banter
What reality show family would be complete without a bit of online banter? The Murrays are already up to scratch, as demonstrated this weekend. Mum Judy kicked things off by posting a picture describing Andy as her ‘Special One’, which was not missed by younger brother Jamie. Cue brotherly banter about who is actually the more important son.
Reality show stars never just stick to their own show. That wouldn’t be enough. They’ve got to spread their reality show wings. Whether that’s sitting in a house, eating kangaroo bits or dancing. Luckily, Judy’s got the ball rolling with a stint on Strictly Come Dancing last year. Bonus: this led to even more social media banter among the family as Jamie failed to hide his embarrassment.
The sartorial choices of reality show stars often hit the headlines. While Andy’s usually to be found in his tennis kit, he’s no stranger to big-name fashion shows and isn’t afraid to make a joke here and there about others’ efforts.
You’ve got to have plenty of famous friends when you’re a reality show star. It’s important for image, name-dropping, good party invites… It’s also a chance to be the cooler than other celebs. Here’s Andy poking fun at fellow tennis player Rafael Nadal, who apparently isn’t quite as calm around birds as he is on a tennis court.
Increase the number of cameras, increase the number of people who’ll have things to say about you. This calls for a good sense of humour and an ability to not take things too seriously. Double tick for the Murrays.
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